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Department Wants Questionnaire From Opioid Care Applicants 05/24/2018
State: MA | Segment: NORTH | 236 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 127 min read
The Massachusetts Department of Industrial Accidents has produced a questionnaire for prospective opioid care coordinators to complete and help in the selection process. ...Read More
Division Posts Instructions for Calculating Self-Insurer Assessment 05/23/2018
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 157 | 0
The Oregon Workers’ Compensation Division published a bulletin with instructions for calculating self-insured employer premium assessments for the fiscal year that starts July 1. Self-insured employers are allowed to calculate premium assessments using either a “normal plan&rd...Read More

Direct Deposit Payment Bill Gets Another Shot 05/22/2018
State: NH | Segment: NORTH | 166 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 20 min read
A bill that would authorize payments to injured workers by direct deposit will have another shot at approval in the New Hampshire legislature. ...Read More

DOT Worker Convicted of Fraud 05/21/2018
State: AK | Segment: WEST | 219 | 0 | Popular with Wcc | 1 min read
A jury convicted a former worker for the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities on 37 felonies relating to bills for medical services that were never performed. ...Read More

David Michelson Appointed to Baldwin & Lyons Board 05/16/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 107 | 2 | Popular with Legal | 60 min read
Baldwin & Lyons Inc., a specialty property-casualty holding company in the transportation and workers’ compensation insurance industries, has appointed David Michelson to its board of directors. ...Read More

DA Announces Fraud Charges Against Retired L.A. Police Officer 05/09/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 803 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 24 min read
The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced that a former city police officer was accused of fraud, but didn’t provide much in the way of informati...Read More

DWC Proposes Changes to Med-Legal Billing Rules 05/07/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1950 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 81 min read
Not long after agreeing to enforce the Medical-Legal Fee Schedule billing regulations “as written” to settle allegations of underground rule-making, California’s Division of Workers’ Compensation proposed amendments that would bring the rules more in line with its interpre...Read More

DWC Adds Three to List of Disciplined Physicians 05/03/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 2264 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 48 min read
The California Division of Workers’ Compensation added to its list of disciplined physicians the names of three qualified medical evaluators accused of billing violations. ...Read More

Doctors Need Not Strictly Adhere to AMA Guides in Rating Impairment 05/02/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 230 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 20 min read
The Kentucky Supreme Court ruled that a doctor’s failure to strictly adhere to the American Medical Association’s Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment is not a reversible error so long as the assessment of an injured worker was in general conformance with the guides. ...Read More
DWC Updates Pathology, Clinical Lab Section of Fee Schedule 05/01/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 670 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 32 min read
California’s Division of Workers’ Compensation has revised the pathology and clinical laboratory section of the Official Medical Fee Schedule to adopt changes made by Medicare. The order incorporates Medicare’s updated second-quarter pathology and clinical lab file, &ldq...Read More
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